20/12/2016 10:45 PM AEDT | Updated 20/12/2016 11:43 PM AEDT

Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova Injured By Knife-Wielding Attacker

The Czech tennis player suffered a left hand injury.

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Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic kisses the winner's trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish, after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their women's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
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Petra Kvitova after winning Wimbledon in 2014.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home.

The player’s spokesman, Karel Tejkal, says Kvitova suffered a left hand injury and has been treated by doctors.

Tejkal says the incident, which he described as a burglary, occurred on Tuesday morning in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov. He says Kvitova’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Also on Tuesday, Kvitova withdrew from the Czech Republic team at next month’s Hopman Cup mixed-team tennis tournament because of an earlier foot injury.

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Petra Kvitova during the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg, eastern France, last month.

The sportswoman later published a statement on her Facebook page saying how she was “shaken but fortunate to be alive” - and the injured hand was the result of trying to defend herself.

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